Great Day Out - Underground Adventure at Electric Mountain
Set against a magnificent backdrop of the towering mountains and the magnificent scenery of Snowdonia, Electric Mountain is First Hydro Company's Visitor Centre in Llanberis.
Inside Elidir Mountain hides the pumped-storage hydro-electric Dinorwig Power Station. When it was fully commissioned in 1984, Dinorwig was regarded as one of the world's most imaginative engineering and environmental project. Today, its’ operational characteristics and dynamic response capability are still acknowledged the world over, and is the largest scheme of its kind in Europe.
Electric Mountain is a popular tourist attraction with over 225,000 visitors a year. The station's six powerful generating units deep in Elidir Mountain stand in Europe's largest man-made cavern. You can take an underground tour of this awesome space where you will see the huge turbines in action. There is also a Visitor Centre home to a café and gift shop, a traverse wall and gallery space displaying the work of local artists.
Dine Café - The café offers a superb range of home-made bistro dishes - from delicious local specialties to continental-style fare and refreshments.
Tour charges (It is advisable to book before hand at: www.electricmountain.co.uk)
Adult: £8.50 / Child: £4.35 (4-16) / Concession: £7.65 / Carer: free. Family tickets available.
Please Note: First Hydro Safety Procedures require that all visitors wear Safety Helmets on the Underground Tours. These helmets are not suitable for use by babies and young children, therefore, they cannot allow any children under the age of 4 years on the tours. Anyone suffering from claustrophobia may suffer some discomfort while underground and they are advised not to take the tour. As visitors are entering an industrial site suitable footwear must be worn, specifically no flip flops, sandals or high heels.
Jan, Feb, Mar, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec - open 7 days a week, 10:00am - 4:30pm.
Bank Holidays & Jun, July, Aug - open 7 days a week, 09.30am - 5:30pm.
Access: Accessibility has been planned very carefully at Electric Mountain. If wheelchair access is required on the tour, contact 01286 873030 before hand to ensure availability.
Electric Mountain, Llanberis, Gwynedd LL55 4UR. www.electricmountain.co.uk